Workforce Development News – Sept. 11, 2017

By on September 11, 2017
Investing More in People

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Moving the Goalposts: How Demand for a Bachelor’s Degree Is Reshaping the Workforce

“An increasing number of job seekers face being shut out of middle-skill, middle-class occupations by employers’ rising demand for a bachelor’s degree. This credential inflation, or “upcredentialing” is affecting a wide range of jobs and has serious implications both for workers not seeking a college degree and for employers struggling to fill jobs.”

The Case for Investing More in People

“Let’s look at three investments — in wages, time and energy — that could reinvigorate the productivity cycle.”

The Secret of College ROI: Focus on Skills That Pay Off

“The money you put into acquiring skills should be less than the payoff for those skills in the job market.”

Video: 2017 State of St. Louis Workforce Report Presentation by Alan Spell

Alan Spell, Research Manager at the Missouri Department of Economic Development (MERIC), presents the findings of the 2017 State of St. Louis Workforce Report. Alan summarizes our new research on the St. Louis economy, including an analysis of available governmental data and our exclusive employer survey on hiring and workforce issues focusing particular attention on middle skill jobs, those that require education or training beyond high school but not a four-year degree. For more information, or to download the full report, please visit

Opioid Crisis Looms Over Job Market, Worrying Employers And Economists

“Employers tell him they could build and sell more, if they could hire and keep more workers, but his staffing business can’t keep up because a third of job applicants fail the pre-employment drug test.”

7 Interview Questions That Cut to the Heart and Reveal Someone’s True Emotional Intelligence

“Thirty percent of HR managers say most employers don’t put enough emphasis on emotional intelligence during the hiring process.”

The Do’s and Don’ts of Resume Editing

“Refining your resume requires a very unique set of lenses to be able to see its flaws and imperfections. With so many contradictory guidelines and common misconceptions about what makes a job-winning resume, it’s hard to know for sure what to change or where to even begin.”

10 Ways to Ooze Interesting

“But does the thought of having to talk with someone new make you want to run fast in the other direction? You aren’t alone. Many people, especially introverts, feel this way. But there are things you can do so you don’t dread small talk.”

6 Ways to Motivate Others in Your Life to Do Something

“Getting people to reach for more in their lives and work begins with asking them what it is important to them.”

I don’t look to jump over seven-foot bars: I look around for one-foot bars that I can step over.” – Warren Buffett

About Richard Schumacher

Richard Schumacher is the technology manager for the Workforce Solutions Group of St. Louis Community College. He connects, designs, and applies technology to meet business user needs with eLearning, training, web content, instructional design, IT system, and performance improvement solutions. Richard has held various Microsoft Certifications since 1993. Learn more about Richard by following him: LinkedIn - Twitter - Articles - Email

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